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Les quatre heures de la toilette des dames, poëme érotique en quatre chants

Illustrated by Pierre-Thomas LeClerc (French, about 1740–after 1799), Engraved by J. Arrivet (French, 18th century), Engraved by Louis Michel Halbou (French, 1730–1809), Engraved by Louis Legrand (French, 1863–1951), Engraved by Jacques Le Roy (French, born in 1739), Engraved by Charles Emmanuel Jean Baptiste Patas (French, 1744–1802), Author Abbé de Favre (French, 18th century), Publisher Jean-François Bastien (French, 1747–1825), Printer Philippe-Denis Pierres (French, 1741–1808)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Cohen-de Ricci 376-377


Overall: 23.2 x 17.3 x 1.5 cm (9 1/8 x 6 13/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with nine [of ten] etching and engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Philippe-Denys Pierres, for Jean-François Bastien, 1779) Octavo; 45 [of 48] leaves, plus five plates; modern gilt-stamped half red morocco, marbled paper boards.

Literary illustrations.

Paris: Philippe-Denys Pierres, for Jean-François Bastien, 1779


Alfred Piet (bookplate); acquired in 1905 by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent